Alfred Williams, a former Colorado midfielder, wants to apologize to Mike Gandhi after reiterating the claim that the Oklahoma state trainer called him the N-word in 1989 when Gandhi was a Cowboy player.

Remembering the incident in an interview with The Oklahoman on Wednesday evening, Williams told the newspaper that he did not want Gandhi to be fired, but he wanted to apologize and see "some growth."

Williams, 51, was one of many Colorado players who said in 1989 that the Oklahoma Gandhi quarterback used the scourge to defeat Buffalo 41-17 over the Cowboys. Gandhi denied the allegations after the match.

“I remember that this was the first time that the University of Colorado defeated Oklahoma when I was there,” Williams said Wednesday night in Oklahoman. “It was a big victory. It was a really big win.

"And I remember how Mike Gandhi called me the word N. That's what I remember."

Oklahoma declined to comment Wednesday when Oklahoman contacted him and Gandhi did not respond to Williams' latest statement. An ESPN spokesman said Thursday that the Oklahoma Department of Sports has no comments at this time.

Williams, the All-American and Butkus Award in Colorado and nine-year-old NFL veteran, told Oklahoman that he had not seen Gandhi's denial in 1989 until Wednesday evening.

“I want to apologize to him and want him to grow a bit,” Williams told the newspaper. “If he denies what he said [this], I have at least 20 people who vouch for what happened that day.

“I'm a little upset, because after 31 years I finally saw a story published in your newspapers in Oklahoma. This was the first time I saw some answers to my words. "

Gandhi, 52, recently came under fire after a photo appeared on a social network showing a Cowboy coach wearing an OAN T-shirt.

The photo provoked a sharp reaction from the running star of Cowboy Chuba Hubbard, who called Gandhi on social networks. Since then, Gandhi has apologized for the “pain and discomfort” that he caused his players and others to wear a shirt.

OAN is the far-right news network often cited by President Donald Trump, who has tried to position himself as a place for Trump supporters and has recently criticized the Black Lives Matter movement.